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John Hadidian, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Wildlife

The Humane Society of the United States

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John Hadidian is Senior Scientist for The HSUS's wildlife program, which addresses a broad range of issues in advocacy for wildlife and the protection of the habitats that sustain wild animals. His specialization is urban wildlife.

Hadidian serves on the technical advisory committee of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust as well as the Harmony Institute's Community Advisory Board. He is past chair of the urban wildlife working group of The Wildlife Society and a member of the Washington Biologists' Field Club.

He has served on the USDA-Wildlife Services national advisory committee and on U.S. Department of State Man and the Biosphere Program's Human-Dominated Systems Directorate. He has also served as an associate editor of the Journal of Urban Ecosystems, chair of the Montgomery County, Md. white-tailed deer task force, and as an adjunct professorial lecturer in Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability.

Hadidian received a master's degree in Anthropology in 1975 and a doctorate in Primatology in 1979, both from Pennsylvania State University. He received a bachelor's degree in anthropology, with a minor in psychology, from the University of Arizona in 1969.

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